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The rating of Prime Minister of Japan has grown, despite the situation with COVID-19

The level of support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rose 2.1 percentage points to 38.8 per cent, despite the General dissatisfaction with the way the government cope with the ongoing epidemic of coronavirus infection, according to the research Agency Kyodo.

In particular, 66.4% of respondents believe that the government should re-introduce a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in the number of new infections. Earlier this week, the Secretary-General of the Japanese government Yoshihide Suga stated that the government does not consider it necessary to immediately renew the emergency mode.

The discontent was caused by the government's plans to campaign in support of domestic tourism Go To Travel, in which the compensation was half the price for accommodation and transport. Despite the fact that the government has already taken a decision to exclude Tokyo from the program, 62.7% of the respondents believe that the campaign should be postponed completely.

The vast majority of respondents as a month earlier, called for the re-transfer or the complete abolition of the Olympic games in Tokyo, scheduled for the summer of 2021. In particular, 36.4% of believe that the Game should be postponed, and 33.7% – to cancel completely.

The overall level of dissatisfaction with the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Abe was slightly lower compared with the previous month to 48.5%.

A public opinion survey was conducted by telephone from Friday to Sunday. The survey was attended by 1041 people.